Parkland School District and regional emergency responders conducted a large-scale drill simulating an active shooter entering the high school during a school day. This exercise allowed emergency responders and Parkland staff to practice crisis response plans.
Student makes dean's list
Chelsea Ritter, a native of New Tripoli and graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, was recently named to Waynesburg University's dean's list for her academic achievements in the spring 2012 semester.
Ritter is a rising senior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history.
on dean's list
The following Allentown residents were recently named to the dean's list at University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, for attaining a GPA of 3.4 during their spring 2012 semester:
Allison Beers, doctor of pharmacy student; Sean Maydick, doctor of pharmacy student; Teresa Melick, master of occupational therapy student; and Jocelyn Shubella, pharmaceutical and healthcare studies student.
New Tripoli student
on dean's list
Max Knoblauch of New Tripoli was recently named to the spring semester dean's list of Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, held his third annual 15th Congressional District job fair at LCCC.
The Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority and City of Bethlehem are giving a sneak peek of the new Bethlehem Visitor Center at SteelStacks during Musikfest, through Aug. 12.
The interactive visitor center, which will be open for guided and self-guided tours, is featuring several exhibits that highlight the region's arts and cultural attractions, history, industrial heritage and recreational opportunities.
High Honor Roll
Liberty Bell Church and Museum, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, is having a special exhibit celebrating the Liberty Bell Museum's 50th anniversary until Oct. 31.
Visitors can learn about the purpose of bells in Colonial life, why the bell was cast for the State House building, as well as the evolution of what was simply a town bell into what became a symbol of freedom recognized around the world.
The exhibit also answers the question: Why is there a museum dedicated to the Liberty Bell in Allentown?
The following local residents graduated from Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, and received degrees in their respective fields at the school's 65th annual commencement ceremony May 19: